Virginia families are as varied as the individuals who occupy the commonwealth. As a result, there are a wide array of family law issues that can arise. Oftentimes problems arise when families are breaking apart through divorce. Other times, though, legal issues present themselves when families attempt to expand through adoption. The following is some basic information on stepparent adoption that may be beneficial to some of our readers.
While the winter holidays can take a bite out of your budget, you may find creative ways to keep your expenses down without depriving your family of the joys of the season. If you still find yourself struggling in January to catch up from holiday bills, you are not alone.
Filing for bankruptcy is a very real way for Virginians to obtain debt relief. There are two types of bankruptcy available to qualified debtors: Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which a debtor's assets are liquidated, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy allows individuals to retain their assets so long as they adhere to a court-ordered repayment plan that can span three to five years. At the end of that process, certain debts may be discharged. But the process can be complicated, and fully understanding it can be critical to one's successful utilization of the system.